5 Unique Ways To Recognize Students & Staff

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Recognizing students and staff is crucial in building a productive school environment. Create special recognitions at your school that will turn into traditions your staff and students will love by congratulating them with a variety of tangible awards. Student of the Month Creating a ceremony where students, parents, and teachers can come together to celebrate a student’s achievements is wonderful…

5 Positive Impacts of Recognizing Student Achievement

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Recognizing your students’ achievements has amazing outcomes. When you recognize their achievements with a tangible award, they’ll feel motivated and appreciated to continue to work hard. Awarding Good Behavior: When you award good behavior you set the foundation for your classroom and how your students should act. When students follow the rules of the classroom, you create a safe learning…

5 Ways Schools Are Using Certificates

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Graduation Certificates

Certificates are a great way to award teachers and students who are going above and beyond in their sports or studies. Traditional and styled certificates make great awards that turn into keepsakes. Show students and teachers you appreciate and recognize their achievements. Graduation: Graduation is a monumental part of a student’s life and should be celebrated in style. Awarding students…

New Events For Your School To Try In 2019

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Student Led Conferences

Keeping high school students involved and entertained is extremely important for school spirit.  You can create more fun surrounding the school year with new events that haven’t been tried out before. Sending out the right invitations or announcements is a great step into the right direction. Graduation Lunch: High School graduation is an important and sometimes nerve wracking milestone for high…

5 Ways to Celebrate Labor Day in Your City

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Labor Day was initially created by the labor movement to celebrate worker achievements, and that celebration is known to involve pretty much anything except actual work. Held the first Monday in September, Labor Day also signifies the grand finale of summer, giving folks one last hurrah before the onset of cooler weather, shorter days and back-to-school season for the kids. No matter…

4th of July Office Party Ideas

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The 4th of July is almost upon us, and if you’re sensing that summertime itch brewing among your employees, you’re not alone. As we approach the nation’s most patriotic holiday, American workers across the country are spending just a little bit more time staring out the window than they are staring at their monitor. But, that’s okay — you won’t…

How to Show Your Patriotic Pride for July 4th

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Every year on July 4th, Americans from every corner of the country come together to celebrate the magnificence that is the United States. What remains true of our nation is that — no matter how entangled we may be in our own political struggles — the most liberal person and the most conservative person will always uniformly agree that our…

Elegant First Communion Invitations

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First Communion is a special time, and you want to make sure your invitations are just as special. Due to the formal nature of the event, a child’s first communion aligns especially well with invitations that are just as elegant as the entire affair. Here are some tips for creating an invitation with an elegant and sophisticated vibe. Choosing the…

Sunny Summer Stationery from PaperDirect!

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The sun is shining, the bees are buzzing, and the lemonade is ice-cold. That can only mean one thing – summer has finally arrived! Take advantage of this bright and cheery season by stocking up on your favorite summer stationery. We’ve pulled a few examples of our favorite summer designs for 2017. Check them out and stock up for summer!…

DIY Mother’s Day Poem, Card and Gift Ideas

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Moms are a special breed indeed, so it’s only right to give them the recognition they deserve by honoring them on Mother’s Day. One of the most magnificent ways to honor mom is with DIY Mother’s Day poems, cards, certificates, or other gifts that come with a truly personal touch. Mother’s Day Poems Roses are red, violets are blue, make…

How to Observe Memorial Day

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Every year, the people of the United States take the last Monday in May to observe Memorial Day, a holiday that commemorates those valiant Americans who gave their lives on the field of battle. On May 29, many schools and offices will be closed, barbecues across the country will be lit, and thousands of war movies will be watched. This…

Tips for Celebrating Cinco de Mayo at the Office

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At least once a year, it’s completely appropriate to break out the sombreros and maracas. Celebrating Cinco de Mayo at the office should become an annual tradition, even if it’s only for one reason: Tacos! Feeling festive? We are! Here’s how to get your co-workers into the Cinco de Mayo spirit! Create a South-of-the-Border Vibe Whether you play cultural music…

Hosting a Fun “Take Your Child to Work Day”

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On April 27, more than 30 million Americans will let their kids take a day off from school to visit mom or dad at the office for Take Your Child to Work Day. This day is meant to inspire kids and get them excited about their future contributions to whatever workforce they choose to pursue. All sentiment aside, Take Your…

Choosing the Best Graduation Party Invites

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Graduation time means it’s time to party, and the only way people will know to show up for your party is if you send out some snazzy invitations. When it comes to choosing creative graduation cards, you have tons of invitation options that can match your graduation party’s personality, tone, and overall vibe. Simply pick your favorite, opt for wording that…

10 Simple Ideas to Celebrate Your Employee’s Birthdays

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Bring on the buttercream cupcakes and rainbow of balloons! There’s a birthday guy or gal in the office this week! So how can you make your employees feel special on their big day beyond sweet treats? Mix up their usual routine a bit and spoil them with surprises and small gifts, that’s how! 1. The Gift-Wrapped Desk Whether they have…

Spring Stationery Finds from PaperDirect!

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Spring is *almost* in the air! We only have one month left of constant, fridged cold and we’re celebrating with spring stationery. For those of you looking for spring border paper, envelopes, or other paper products, we want to highlight some of our favorite designs for spring 2017. Check them out and brighten up your office and customer’s mailboxes! Spring Bike…

How to Get Year Round Customers from Small Business Saturday

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Small Business Saturday may happen once a year, but it could generate a handsome slate of year-round customers and clients. Successfully transforming one-time visitors into year-round customers involves a two-step process. The first is collecting your visitors’ contact information. The second is devising a post-SBS plan that helps boost your branding, customer activity, and sales. Step 1: Collect Information Capturing…